Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Why is there no smartphones with a keypad? not counting a Blackberry

Friendly Neighbour

Smartphones are completely reliant on touch interfaces. Not Counting Blackberrys


I dispise the touch interface, I have oily fat fingers. I have a LG C555 with a Full QWERTY keyboad unfortuneately it has no computing power.


Faults of Touch Interfaces

The screens gets dirty from useing it

The Interface is inacurate with fat fingers that have a large contact area with the screen

Cant use gloves while typing on touch interface...we live in Canada!

When typeing there is a large tradeoff of keyboard vs textbox size on a small screen.


How would one get a phone with a Qwerty keyboard that has computing power in Canada?


With telus can you text from a laptop with 3G?



Get an iPhone +


This is really a comment you should be posting on an Apple/Samsung/HTC etc. website, Telus has literally no input on the design of smartphones.

Why are you ruling out Blackberrys? The BB Q10 is a very good phone and it meets your criteria.

I didn't mention BB devices because OP literally put it in the title 'not counting a Blackberry'

@tsizzle, sorry my comment was directed at the OP.


CPU Alum
CPU Alum

I've seen a few Android phones with keyboards... but they just don't work well like a Blackberry.


Love my Q10 and looking forward the Q20.

With Snap, you can run some Android apps too!


Apparently the Droid 5 will feature a slide out keyboard similar to the Droid 4.  Samsung also had rolled out the Samsung Chat a while back with a few variations.  Robot Frustrated Realizing that you mentioned "aside from BB" I will still say, IMHO, the Q10 has the whole keyboard/one hand usage interface design down pat & is a solid experience.  I'm also eagerly awaiting it's sequel... Q20? 🙂 Robot wink

The smarphones+blackberries, with build in keyboards are out of fashion. Personally I dislike phisical keyboards. In addition it get you in troubles by accidentally, dial emergency Ph#s.


Remenber the time that I'd a older 'Motorola Phone' I pulled out from the pouch N' hit the #9-the police, callMe inmediatly (these #s are equiped, with high tech detection. I decided to get rid of the Phone. Blacberry Co. went almost to the bankrupcy 'cause customer wanted, digital keyboard.  CU-Later "v9"

@v9-12 yrs.Telus mobile user & Ex-BC Tel cable installer.
Find this reply useful-Give likes to his author
The future is unknown?

If the Blackberry keyboard goes defective.  You can still make calls with it's touchscreen.  The keyboard can be swapped out by unbolting a few screws.


The thing I like about the Blackberry keyboards is the width.  The sliding Droid keyboards are too wide and give me thumb pain.